Director of Marketing and Communications
Laura Giannatempo (Director of Marketing and Communications) is a passionate, creative, results-driven marketer and brand builder with over 20 years of experience in integrated marketing communications, content strategy, influencer marketing, and digital and social media strategy. Laura has developed integrated marketing programs that have driven revenue across a variety of industries, including food & beverage, consumer packaged goods, and not-for-profit organizations. As a marcom agency executive and, later, as a consultant, she has overseen campaigns and corporate communications programs for brands such as J.M. Smucker, Johnson & Johnson, The Hershey Company, Tupperware, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto, and Auburn University. Laura has also held editorial positions, developing content and packaging feature stories. She started her public relations and marketing career working for performing arts organizations, most notably SFJAZZ. Here, she played a key role in positioning the organization as the country’s second largest jazz presenter, increasing its local and national visibility and brand awareness. Laura studied ballet, modern and jazz dance for over 15 years and is an avid dance and performing arts fan. She also loves to cook and travel. She’s originally from Turin, Italy and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.